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Ayeshah Parker

DEI & Belonging Consultant

Favorite musicals:Oliver!, The Wiz

Ayeshah Parker has dedicated nearly two decades to improving outcomes for
marginalized populations and leading change within organizations that aim to serve
them. She has worked for NGOs, national institutions, and local community-based
organizations, with a focus on improving programmatic outcomes and fostering healthy,
equitable, inclusive work environments.

Prior to becoming a consultant, Ayeshah was responsible for overseeing Operations and
Program Development for the New York state division of a private, multi-state Social
Services Agency. This included strategic planning, senior leadership team oversight and
cultivation, stakeholder relationship management, and operational planning. Ayeshah
has also served as Director of Juvenile Justice, Equity, and Preventive Services for a state
Child Welfare advocacy organization, developed a Social Enterprise continuing
education program for a private university, held the position of Director of Education
and Public Programming for an internationally renowned cultural institution, and was
an elected Advisory Board member of a national advocacy organization.